Experienced HR practitioner with 23 years of Human Resources experience in a fast-paced and challenging international organization setting. Focused on various facets of HR administration namely recruitment, benefits and entitlements, mobility reviews, job classifications, staff development and general administration such as promotion, special post allowances, staffing table administration, sick leave reviews, separation and transfers/assignments. Excellent working relationships with upper level management, with substantive offices and with staff members. Effective and efficient manager with excellent supervisory and team building skills.
Administered about 500-600 staff members; Proficient in the use of IMIS, Galaxy and Inspira; Proficient in assisting upper management in strategic staffing and manpower planning; Focal point for all IMIS-related tasks (both Personnel and Finance); Focal point for all human resource-related issues;
Provided assistance in the management of regular budget, extrabudgetary and trust funds; Acted as focal point for training activities; Supervised and trained several administrative assistants.
As the Administrative Officer, assist in the planning, organization, analysis, monitoring and management of human resources for the Office of Central Support Services, Capital Master Plan, Umoja Project and the Global Compact Office.
Assist programme managers in the preparation of job descriptions, classification of posts, association of posts to Generic Job Profiles, ensuring vacancies are created six to nine months in advance and selected candidates fill vacant posts in a timely manner.
Interact with programme managers to provide interpretations on recruitment, promotion, special post allowances, special leave without pay, performance appraisal and training.
Ensure the best practices of human resources management are followed and that those practices are in accordance with UN Staff Rules and Regulations.
Certify all personnel actions on appointments, transfers, assignments and separations and ensure that all PAs are done on time.
Advise staff members on conditions of service, privileges and immunities, entitlements and provide interpretations on UN Staff Rules
and Regulations as needed.
Certify financial obligations for Special Service Agreements, travel authorizations, obligations for training and miscellaneous other obligations.
Supervise up to four General Service staff members directly ensuring that work is done in compliance with existing rules and without delay.
Returned to OLA after a temporary assignment in OHRM. Continued the same functions described below for the period 1/5/1995-30/11/1999. Responsible for assisting the Management of OLA in planning and utilization of human resources in that office in accordance with UN Staff Rules and Regulations. In that context, I have assisted Management by providing numerous ad-hoc management-related reports and analysis of situations to assist in their decision-making. My area of responsibility was expanded to include OHCHR, New York office, in 1999. At this EO, my day-to-day functions include, but are not limited to, recruitment, placement, promotion, extensions of appointment, PAS monitoring, job classification reviews and many other general administrative matters. Over the years, I have established good contact with OHRM and have worked with several offices on many complex and intricate issues.
As the Human Resources Officer in the Economic, Social, Political, Legal and Information Activities Section Cluster, OSD/OHRM, assisted the Chief of the Cluster in the recruitment, placement/promotion, general administration and separation of staff members/consultants/
individual contractors for the Media Division, Library/Publications Division and Information Centers Service of the Department of Public Information. Also assisted in the classification of posts, career counselling, redeployment of staff and monitoring of all personnel actions for above-mentioned divisions of DPI. In addition, responsible for reviewing and certifying education grants, dependency allowances and rental subsidies for DPI. Provided advice and guidance in the recruitment of Weapons Inspectors for UNMOVIC.
Responsible for assisting the Management of OLA in planning and utilization of human resources in that office in accordance
with UN Staff Rules and Regulations. In that context, I have assisted Management by providing numerous ad-hoc
management-related reports and analysis of situations to assist in their decision-making. My area of responsibility was
expanded to include OHCHR, New York office, in 1999. At this EO, my day-to-day functions include, but are not limited to,
recruitment, placement, promotion, extensions of appointment, PAS monitoring, job classification reviews and many other
general administrative matters. Over the years, I have established good contact with OHRM and have worked with several
offices on many complex and intricate issues.
Within delegated auithority and under the supervision of the Chief of PMSS/DPKO, provided a wide range of personnel and
administration-related services to Professional, Field Service and locally-recruited staff members in the field missions
administered by PMSS/DPKO. Acted as the focal point for the recruitment of individual contractors/consultants, the
promotion and SPA recommendations for locally-recruited staff members, Mission Subsistence Allowance, Hazard Pay,
Compensation Claims for those staff members and Military Observers/Civilian Police who were injured, became ill or lost their
lives as well as claims for hazard insurance.
Within delegated authority and in coordination with the Chiefs of Administration Section of ECLAC Mexico City/ECLAC
Santiago, acted as the Chief of the Personnel Unit of the ECLAC Sub-Regional Office in Mexico City providing a wide range of
personnel and administration-related services for more than 100 staff members in the Sub-Regional Office of ECLAC and for
the Liaison Office of UN Environmental Programme. Responsibilities included ensuring that all administrative actions were in
compliance with UN Staff Rules and Regulations as well as the Financial Rules and Regulations. Assisted senior officials wtih
the best practices of human resources management including but not limited to ensuring that job descriptions were updated
and approved, vacancies were circulated months in advance, recruitment was timely and entitlements were provided on time.
Also assisted in the recruitment of individual contractors and consultants on Special Service Agreements engaged to carry
out the mandate of the office and for the various economic projects that the office was involved in in the Central American
region. Managed and supervised the Personnel Unit comprising of 3 personnel assistants, providing guidance, mentoring and
coaching as needed. Ensured that the Language Teaching programme ran smoothly and that staff members develop/enhance
their skills through internal/external training.
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